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. as the eiffel tower's evacuated due to a bomb threat, new commando-style raids across the u.s. and europe. brian ross has the latest. >>> and, wrestle mania. they've kicked, jumped and flipped their way into the hearts of millions of americans. now, pro wrestling hat its sights set on a really big audience. and that's a "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 28th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with a shocking look behind some of the most popular nonfiction films of our time. nature documentaries. these films seek to deliver a sense of wonder at the quirkry private behavior of some of the colorful characters in the animal kingdom. the problem, according to a long-time industry veteran we interviewed tonight, is that some of the most incredible scenes are 100% fake. john donvan has our report. >> reporter: animals on the screen. we love them. beethoven in the movie of that name. lassi, in the classic tv show. and then, of course, there
>>> earl is still a very dangerous hurricane, 135 mile per hour winds. meanwhile, for us, it would be another hot day. 95 degrees once again. that will be our 23rd 95 degree day tomorrow, and after that, the weekend looks great with lots of sunshine. summer is over, but it will still be 95 tomorrow. look inside a more than 17 billion dollar investment, and what do you see? at at&t, we see the dreams and ambitions of everyday americans coming true. we see an economic recovery taking root as businesses grow and prosper and add jobs, thanks to the amazing power of an open internet that works. america needs an internet that is always getting faster, safer, and more secure. at at&t, our investment last year of more than 17 billion dollars in the wireless and wired networks of tomorrow is what's fueling innovation today and creating jobs and opportunities now. we invest because we know the internet works. it's working for our children, our families, our economy and our future. and if there were ever a time to stick with what works, now is it. the future has always been our business. and
us, you know, and said, well, we're -- congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to to -- insurance when you reduce. >> reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. >> i was, like, we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. but i tried for four years to get a heart beat. you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christy got them on her personal health care plan which covered multiple births. when it came time to deliver by caesarian section, scotch and todd were at the hospital right alongside christy and her husband eric. >> it was fast, man. they said, we're starting in five minutes and it was like boom, we got the first one. and it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42, bam, bam, bam. >> while you process your first daughter, your second one's coming in. before you can fully digest that -- >> you hear a nurse yell. >> days later, the babies came home. to their family. >> and do you know whose biologic
proportion of the translators working with u.s. forces in afghanistan can't speak the local language. a whistle blower says. is their employer defrauding america and putting lives at risk? it's a "nightline" investigation. >>> and, fighting words? with tensions high over the possible burning of the koran and fears about islam, deepak chopra weighs in. we ask him about his eyebr eyebrow-raising new book. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," september 8th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and, with economic indicators, political polls continuing to bring bad news for president obama and the democrats, the president's hitting the road these dames to rally support for his agenda. the debate turns on tax cuts, transportation spending and subsidies for small business to take effect in the years ahead. but meanwhile, many americans find themselves with a more immediate consideration. cash. so, tonight, brian rooney takes us to one colorful place people go to greas
on cape cod remains serious. linsey davis is live for us tonight on the cape. a very wet linsey davis. linsey? >> reporter: good evening, cynthia. it's times like these where reporters like me are meant to be pitied. standing out, taking a beating in all of this weather. but let's start with the good news, and this area that's been under a hurricane warning, it's now been downgraded to a tropical storm warning. now, for the most part today, it was overcast, it was misty, but relatively calm. but in the last hour, things have really changed drastically. the wind, the rain, the surf, all really picking up. and that's with earl still about 90 miles southeast of here. it's expected to hit this area in about two hours, and bringing with it 70-mile-per-hour winds. so, new england, not quite out of the woods just yet. wind, rain and power outages. earl's been having his way with the east coast for days now. even before the storm made its way to cape cod, sheila's nerves were already rattled. in her arms, she clings to hope that she's found a solution made out of plastic to keep earl from rav
general in afghanistan weighs in, and the preacher tells us why he's not backing down. >>> calorie countdown. it may soon be possible to track every calorie you consume, from food courts to airplane, even movie theaters. you won't believe how many calories are in your favorite bucket of popcorn. but will doing the math actually matter to your waistline? >>> and poll-tastrophe. a majority now disapproves of barack obama's job performance. so what will happen in november? >> announcer: this is "nightline," september 7th, 2010. >> good evening, everyone. we begin tonight with the small-time pastor who has stirred up a big-time controversy. his congregation is only a few dozen strong, but his plan to mark 9/11 by burning the koran has sparked protests as far away as kabul while trying condemnation from the vatican. my co-anchor terry moran traveled to florida today to talk faith, hate and free speech with pastor terry jones. >> reporter: it a tiny but fervent congregation. the dove world outreach center has 30 con agree gants this sunday, and it is like many -- there is steaming in ton
and they strike up a friendship with them, and the tactic they use is, they work to identify what their needs are. how is it going at home? and then they will use the information that this child is giving them and they will become their rescuer. i can fix all that. you're way too mature to be treated like that. i can get you nice clothes, take care of you. and suddenly, they're lavished, all the goods and affection and everything and they think, wow, this person really cares about me. >> they might say to you, like, you know, i lived through more than most 4-year-olds have lived through. and they'll say, i really love justin bieber. >> reporter: this is a victim's advocate. she sees girls from all over the country brought to portland. >> people have been tied up with saran wrap and then left in hotel rooms without food and water for days. people are branded with their pimps logo on their bodies and treated like animals or objects. >> reporter: why here? portland has more than 100 strip joints and massage parlors. the largest legal commercial sex industry per capita in the nation. bigger than even
gates called him, that jones told us tonight made a big difference to him. but there was a local muslim dealer trying to broker a deal. a deal that may have fallen apart. it was a crazy day a day of extremism and deal-making, and the sometimes high cost of free speech in america. and tonight, in an exclusive network interview, pastor terry jones told us he's still waivering. you may still go ahead and burn the koran, correct? >> i really do not know. >> reporter: the day began with the president himself weighing in on the controversy and speaking directly to pastor jones. >> if he's listening, i just hope he understands that what he's proposing to do is completely con strar to our values as americans. that this country has been built on the notions of religious freedom and religious tolerance. and as a very practical matter, as commander in chief of the armed forces of the united states, i just want him to understand that this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform who are in iraq, what are in afgh
, while outside, none of us could see much of anything. inside, they had security cameras going and david levy could see that it was lee and he recognized him. when you heard who it was, given this guy's got a track record of harassing, was your sense of, oh, this guy again? >> yeah, it was. we were able to identify him right away. so, we had his picture on our security bulletin board. we knew who he was right away. and we were very familiar with him. and i wasn't surprised but it was still very scary situation. >> reporter: there were three hostages. two discovery employees and a security guard. but the police were not sharing any but the most basic details. they knew that lee seemed to be carrying explosives. >> he was wearing what appeared to be metallic canister devices on his front and back. we are in negotiations with him currently. the negotiations are ongoing. >> reporter: we don't know what they said in those conversations, but the talking apparently went on for hours. and then after four hours, something happened to end this. we know that not because we could see it but because
racist language used in calls, placed at all times of the day and night. but now, it's been caught on tape. senior investigative correspondent brian ross brings us this report. brian? >> reporter: cynthia, complaints about debt collectors and their tactics remain by far the number one source of consumer complaints received by the federal trade commission. and based on what we found in an abc news investigation, the tactics have reached an all-time low. in some cases, used on behalf of major american corporations. >> received august 7th at 8:10 p.m. >> what's up [ bleep ]? tell me, how do you stop two [ bleep ] kids from jumping on top of your bed? stick velcro on the ceiling. >> reporter: after bank of america reported that allen jones, 26, had an overdue credit card bill of $81, its debt collectors went on the attack, with a series of obscene, racist messages left on his phone. >> hi y'all, my name is jamal smith and i'm looking for some watermelons. i'm also interested in a couple of slaves, maybe you can go ahead an pick some of my cotton fields. go ahead, give me a call to lick
: they all came out alive. les was using a shopping cart to get around today. a 30-inch natural gas line buried three feet underground blew with staggering force, flames shot up like a geyser. firefighters responded in just one minute, but had no water because of damage from the blast. over the next three hour, firefighters laid hose to pump in water from two miles away while air tankers and helicopters attacked the fire from above. >> well, the first unit came down the hill probably a hundred yards from the fire and the windshield cracked. >> reporter: while they were rolling up? >> yes, yes, so they pulled back up and they noticed paint on cars bubbling up already. >> reporter: residents evacuated. some just barely. ricardo and richard suffered second-degree burns from the searing heat as they scrambled out their door and over a fence in their bare feet. >> this just came from all the heat from that fire. >> we were lucky that there is a ladder in my backyard. i used that to clean the gutter and i thought about it so i took that and we used that. >> like the scariest day of my life so
. and for making us the number one most watched show in late night, we simply say, thank you america, from all of us here at abc "nightline." >>> tonight on "nightline," real big love. one man, four wives, and 16 children. but the doors to this polygamist family's secret life are now wide open. we take you inside the lives and bedrooms of a very different modern family. >>> and, the chief's daughter. hard drugs, a convicted rapist, and a father bent on understanding his daughter's mysterious death. we bring you an exclusive interview with the police chief determined to defend his daughter's honor and see justice done. >>> plus, back to the future. before phones looked like this, they looked like this. and before the economy looked like this, it looked like this. as wall street returns to the movie house, all things '80s is tonight's "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 23rd, 2010. >> good evening. we begin tonight with a look inside the home of an american fami
product available today that women tell us works for them. >> reporter: women's sexual dysfunction is not quite as easy to rep dim as men's. there can be several problem airs like pain, desire and satisfaction. >> women are much more complex than men. we experience or sexuality in a context and men are much better at putting the blinders on. when they get the blood flowing, they can forget about everything else on their mind in most cases. women find it much harder to do that. >> reporter: zestra is a cosmetic, not a drug like viagra. still, its makers have run two clinical trials suggesting it is 70% effective. so, why isn't it a household name? you'd think the ads would be up there with the people in the bathtubs. >> there does seem to be, at least on part of some of the networks, a real sense of squeamishness about the topics. >> reporter: what is behind the push back? >> they tell us they don't do this category and what we heard that means, because clearly they are doing that, is -- >> reporter: with viagra -- >> yes. there is some concern they'll get push back, there will be s
. >> reporter: and what is worse, he had apparently already used it. >> baltimore. that's where police say a doctor has been shot at johns hopkins hospital. >> reporter: this was the scene for several hours today at johns hopkins in baltimore. >> kind of really chaotic. nobody knows what's going on, as far as what the situation was. >> reporter: but now, word was coming out that a doctor had been shot. >> can you tell us about what kind of doctor he is? >> oh, excellent doctor. very humorous and a nice fella. >> reporter: yet the gunman was still in there. >> it's scary, just knowing that someone is on the outside, on a rampage. >> scary and, like totally unexpect unexpected. you come to the hospital for help and find out somebody is in there shooting, like, it totally puts you, make you think, what is really going on? >> reporter: and then, police began releasing details about what had transpired in there, involved a man named paul pardus. >> during the course of the situation with the doctor mr. davis removed a small semiautomatic handgun from his waist area, waistband
. as the wind moves the water from the ocean and the sound, right on top of us. people here have been forced to evacua evacuate. there's been a mandatory evacuation in place and for good reason. this is very low-lying area. officials are telling residents who decided to stay that now is the time to stay put, baton down the hatches and ride this one out. bill? >> okay, steve, watching what is now a category 2 storm there, but still, as you saw, very powerful. and for some, watching these big storms is more than just an accidental pursuit. we set out with a team of hurricane trackers in north carolina and then they went up in the air with exclusive access to a nasa flight through the air of this storm. here's john berman. >> reporter: it is a nervous, wet and windy night in north carolina. the eye of hurricane earl continuing its dangerous flirtation with the coast. but the gusting gales going all the way. pounding the shore. this is the beginning of earl's impact on the east coast. with 26 million people near its potential path, watching nervously. our camera flew into the eye of the storm to
, young u.s. soldiers make shocking admissions of atrocities, abuse and general lawlessness inside their combat unit in afghanistan. we bring you the video in a n investigation. >>> and top shelf -- you voted online to find the country's best local chef and tonight we can finally unveil the winner of our people's "plate list." . >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with politics and the story of what went on behind closed doors at the white house as president obama and his advisers looked for a resolution to the war in afghanistan. what was ultimately presented to the public was, according to "the washington post," bob woodward, a patchwork compromise that required more than a little aggressive arm-twisting by the president himself. tonight, diane sawyer has the exclusive interview with bob woodward. >> reporter: the book is filled with big personalities and big debates. there's vice president joe biden showing up unannounced early one morning as the president comes down the stairs to warn that afghanistan could lead to another vietnam. >> and the president says
are no longer looking for artificial agelessness but timeless, natural beauty. neal karlinsky takes us behind the scenes at the casting calls and to the front lines of hollywood's war on plastic surgery. >> go to studio three please. >> reporter: at this casting session, actors like ashley davis are looking for a break. >> you just go in and be yourself i guess and your control is so little in this that, you know, all you can do is go in the room and do your best. >> reporter: in the past, hollywood's best may have included some surgical help. but more than ever, casting agents are now looking for something new in hollywood. actors who actually look like normal people. instead of the silicone filled, botox-injected, perfectly artificial beauties who fill some of the industry's goes sip magazines. >> 99% of directors don't want it unless it's specific. >> reporter: in recent years, hollywood magazines have made a sport out of spotting or speculating about who's done what to themselves. from teri hatcher and patricia heaton to melanie griffith and denise richards. some have come out to defend t
. it will literally be put under a microscope. >> the detail met tall lunch call examination will help us determine was it for example, a fatigue factor, or was it a fracture from impact from es es ka vax? >> reporter: it is old, installed in 1956, with welding points that officials say are no longer commonly used. that includes a long welded seam that runs the length of the line and is potentially susceptible to corrosion. there's a section designed to bend in the dip of the road, put together by a hodgepodge of smaller pieces. officials say while modern methods are to bend a pipe to fit a curve, this pipe was pieced together by small sections called pups, each one forging a turn in the pipe, each one offering investigators another decade's old welding job that could have been a weak point. >> the fact that it occurred when it was unexpected, when there's in obvious explanation for it. there was no precursor event. there was no earthquake that we know of. there was no heavy construction in the vicinity that we know of. we don't know of any impact against the pipe. it's very mysterious and it makes
is out of whack, and gold can somehow keep us safe, until, as history shows, the price plummets again. >> the way i look at it right now, it's an emotionally driven market right now and going to continue until the funds and the people change their minds. >> reporter: if you can guess that moment, you'll be, well, golden. and only time will tell, if it's all just a flash in the pan right now. the gold market. but when we come back, what does gold come from? well, once source is that chile yan mine where 33 miners are trapped. we've got the fascinating latest on their ordeal. look at all this stuff for coffee. oh there's tons. french presses, expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not amped. excited. well, sort of amped. really kind of in between. have you ever thought about decaf? do you think th
who pledged himself to the mafia at age 22 after his father, a nor or the use new york city crime boss, was sentenced to 50 years in prison. he devised a scheme that brought the family hundreds of millions of dollars but then came a woman, and a moment, that made him walk away. >> reporter: most wise guys quit the mob in one of two ways. witness relocation or a body bag. but michael franzes ze has managed to avoid both and still can show his face on the streets that he captained. >> some around here, too, in this section, too, but this was our town. this was us, so -- we had it wrapped up. >> reporter: this mobster turned minister has come back to brooklyn on a mission from god. to pay a jailhouse visit to his mafia boss father in an effort to save his soul from hell. and that would be no small feat. because sonny is a living legend. fbi wiretaps have captured this underboss ofbragging about the dozens of men he killed and bragging about his favorite ways to dispose of bodies. >> terrible. he wasn't indicted for that but terrible. >> reporter: so when you sit dow
on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> we turn now to food and a star chef who considers himself a simple guy with a wrestler's mentality who has carved out a top spot in the chicago culinary world for himself. paul kahan shares a few of his life philosophies in tonight's plate list. >> i'm a pretty simple guy and from the very start i told my wife that if there was ever a time where she couldn't tolerate my career and my lifestyle that she should tell me and i would change. i mean i put a lot into it at this point but i could walk away tomorrow. >> it's a two-day process. on the first day we marinate the meat. pork shoulder, pork belly and duck legs. we'll marinate it with fresh herb, thyme, sage and bay leaf and mix it all together real well in a hot pan with a splash of olive oil and cook it over medium high heat to pull all the fat out. add one onion that's been cloved. two cloves of garlic, a cup of white wine and same amount of
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